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Inmate Recaptured After Abscond from Fire Station Detail

Timothy C. Ward
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Joan Heath
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October 30, 2020

Inmate Recaptured After Abscond from Fire Station Detail

FORSYTH, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) announced today the recapture of inmate David Pittman (GDC #1001535804).  Pittman absconded from his work detail at the Georgia State Prison Fire Station in Reidsville, Ga., at approximately 1:30 a.m. on October 30th, using a stolen GDC vehicle.  He was recaptured by the Laurens County Sheriff’s Department at approximately 3:10 a.m. on I-16 westbound.

Pittman will be returned to Georgia State Prison and will be charged with escape.  He was serving a 10-year sentence for Aggravated Battery.

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